Ex-St. John’s player Rysheed Jordan charged with attempted murder
Former St. John’s guard Rysheed Jordan has been charged with attempted murder, aggravated assault and robbery at his arraignment on Wednesday, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer.
Bail was set at $750,000, according to court documents that did not disclose details on the crime.
According to Philadelphia ABC affiliate WPVI, Jordan, 21, and two other suspects arranged a meeting with three men to sell a cell phone last Friday, but ultimately attempted to rob the three men. Jordan shot one of the victims in the arm.
When confronted by police, Jordan initially tried to flee on foot. Jordan was taken into custody in the early hours of Wednesday morning. The gun had five rounds of ammunition on it when it was recovered by police.
He left the St. John’s basketball team after being ruled academically ineligible and was expected to miss the beginning of the 2015-16 season. He has spent the past year trying to pursue a professional career. Jordan was drafted by the Delaware 87ers of the NBA Development League and was released after 11 games. He would be eligible to play in the NBA for the 2016-17 season.
He averaged 14.1 points, 3.7 rebounds and 3.1 assists in his best season with St. John's.